Portuguese Donuts

Updated: Feb 28, 2020


1-1/2 cups almond milk

4 cups almond flour

2 Tbsp grass fed butter

4 eggs

1/3 cup olive oil – plus 2 tbsp

1 packet yeast (dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water)

pinch of salt

2 1/2 cups  coconut oil

2 cups granulated sugar substitute

2 tbsp cinnamon


Warm almond milk and butter in a small sauce pan on medium heat until butter is melted.

While the milk and butter is heating add the yeast to a small bowl with 1 tbsp warm water, stir until dissolved.

In your mixer add your eggs and beat on medium for 4/5 mins, add warm milk and butter slowly (about a 1/4 cup at a time) when all mixed together add your olive oil and than your yeast mixture and mix for 1/2 minutes.

Start adding the almond flour to the mixer slowly until the flour is all in. Than mix the dough for about 10 minutes on medium/high. After the 10 minutes remove the bowl from the mixer dust the top with a little almond flour and cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place (I put mine in my microwave because its a small space and it will stay warm). Let the dough rise for about 2 hours. Check the dough to make sure it has risen to the top of the mixing bowl. If it has its ready to fry if not let it stay in a little longer. It should rise to the rim of the mixing bowl.

Heat about 2 1/2 cups of coconut oil in a deep pan on medium/high. It should reach about half way up the pan.

While the oil is heating up in a large bowl add your sugar and cinnamon powder and mix well, it should be a light brown color and set aside.

When the oil is hot your ready to fry. In a small bowl add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil (this is to grease your fingers so when stretching out the dough it doesn’t stick to your fingers). Take about an ice cream scoop full of dough into your hands and start stretching it out so that its wide and about the size of the palm of your hand.. thinner on the inside and thicker on the outside so when it fries it make a little hat. When dough is shaped add it to the hot oil. Cook on each side for about 2/3 minutes until golden brown. You can probably fit 4 in a big pan. When they are golden brown remove them from the oil and add them to the bowl of sugar. While hot rub them in the sugar really well don’t miss any spots. Than transfer them to a large serving dish.

Yields approximately 35 donuts

Best served warm

You can also dust them with confectioners sugar substitute instead of the cinnamon sugar

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